Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead-Tossed Waves
by Carrie Ryan
narrated by Tara Sands

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @carrieryan

Published: 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Zombies
Paperback: 432 pages
Rating: 4

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Dead-Tossed Waves
The Dark and Hollow Places

First sentence(s):
The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.

Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast--home is all she's ever known and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe.

Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.

In one reckless moment, half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned.

Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.


My two-bits:

Zombies are called Mudo. These guys moan and grab and chase (medium speed, i think). But for the most part are in the background of this story.

The focus is on a teen trying to survive during a zombie run world.

There's a love triangle, the typical kind with first loves.

There's parental issues to contend with.

There's a reveal...

And of course, there's avoiding being turned into a mudo.


* part of Audiobook Challenge

* part of December Zombies (schedule)


  1. I enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth but when I saw reviews about teen romance and love triangles on Goodreads I chose not to read on with the next two books. Love triangles are my pet hate in zombie books(or any books!) but I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. Thank you for posting the book trailer - I've been so disappointed waiting & wishing for TFOH&T to get made into a movie, but the trailer gives me an inkling as to how the movie might have gone and I enjoyed it! One of my favorite series EVER; Carrie Ryan really knows how to world-build and you could practically see/feel the forest and the fences :)


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